The 'First Citizen', 'Mother Russia', Carthian 'Prince' of Anchorage
p. Svoboda (real name unknown) was born in Russia during the late 1700s. From comments let slip in conversation, it is generally known that she was born into the noble boyar class, was raised a ‘tomboy’ by her widower father (a cavalry officer), that after his death in the Napoleonic Wars she fled her family’s custody to escape a forced marriage, she endured various trials and indignities while living as a commoner in Moscow, she killed a man who tried to rape her, attempted suicide to avoid slavery/forced prostitution, and she was Embraced by a Ventrue who admired her determination to be free at any cost. p. She joined the budding Carthian Movement in the mid 1800s, and is thought to have been involved in the events leading up to the revolutions of 1917 which toppled the Czar. p. She left Russia c. 1920, and spent the next decade visiting the great cities of Europe. During this time she met and befriended Valtr Lanik (Praha) and Clara Jenner. (Koln). p. Svoboda made the passage to North Americas c 1930, and began to tour its cities. It is at this time it is thought that she began actively planning to seize/establish a Domain, as she began to “court” various younger Kindred of compatible personalities as potential future allies. p. Wending her way north through Canada, she eventually (1940) came to the rapidly-growing town of Anchorage in the Alaskan Territory. There she came into conflict with the ancient Gangrel “Death From the Mountains” and his progeny Josiah Stone. Befriending the latter and destroying the former, she claimed praxis over Anchorage and its surrounding area. p. Since then she attempted to manage the orderly growth of the city’s Kindred population, “ruling” with a light hand in line with her Carthian principles. Instead of dealing with random Kindred émigrés, she has attempted to always be ahead of the population curve and has invited certain ‘trusted’ vampires to establish themselves in Anchorage with her blessing. p. Svoboda was Embraced in her late teens/early 20s, and is a pretty blue-eyed blonde. She has claimed the campuses of both the University Of Alaska (Anchorage) and Alaska Pacific University as her personal territory, and is known to feed on the students and faculty there. Consequently, she has many contacts in academia. p. Svoboda is thought to have established extensive real-estate holdings in Anchorage and through-out Alaska. p. Like any wise ‘Prince’, Svoboda is known to have many contacts and sources of leverage in the local media, law-enforcement, and city (and state) government. p. Svoboda is quick to anger, but also quick to forgive. In line with her Carthian beliefs she is tolerant of dissent, but draws the line at open disobedience of properly constituted authority. And as the Philadelphia Invasion in the 70s shows, she is decisive and (nearly) merciless in response to attempts to crush the freedom she values as embodied in the Carthian Experiment of Anchorage.